"Weird playing lefty?"

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  1. Midlife crisis

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    I somehow find it difficult to believe he would have said it in exactly those words:

    "I know I can wait for the day when I beat Nadal. I've surprised myself how much I've improved since Dubai, as when I played him in Monte Carlo and in Rome. I always felt that I played a bit better.

    "It's also important for me to know, going into the French Open, that I can cope with such a weird-playing leftie," he said.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2006/05/26/stfede26.xml
     
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  2. wyutani

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    i dun think fed will find it weird playing lefties no more. he hired puerta so that he can adapt playing against lefties...
     
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  3. ATXtennisaddict

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    don't say you're hurt/annoyed over a couple of words...like the other nadal fans here who overanalyze a single word.
     
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  4. Defcon

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    What he said is absolutely true, so what is so hard to believe?
     
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  5. sureshs

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    He says these kind of things often, is it a "lost in translation" issue going to English which is his Nth language? Did he mean "different style from others" by "weird"?
     
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  6. Dunlopkid

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    I hope you're joking. This was on the boards before as a JOKE.

    I agree with previous poster. How many people on this board speak 4 languages like Fed?:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Moose Malloy

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    Whats the 4th language? I know he speaks French, German, English.
     
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  8. Fedubai

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    Swiss German. Like a dialect.
     
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  9. Andres

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    Gotcha!

    I'm sure there are plenty more of us, dunlopkid ;)
     
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  10. Ripper

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    No, he meant Nadal is a wierdo.
     
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  11. Midlife crisis

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    Nope, not a "fan"atic at all. I admire each and every one of them for their games, and while I can relate to one pro's game more than I might another, I have no feelings to hurt because I have no investment in any of them. I just saw this article and thought that's a strange use of words from someone who seems to normally be measured in his speaking.
     
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